Papagoite Included in Quartz
Miniature, 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Papagoite seldom occurs so intensely, so brightly, and so well dispersed in the quartz from this classic locale. Recent finds have really redefined standards, yielding huge crystals with excellent coloration. However, most are large crystals, generally singles or clusters. ry finding a killer miniature against the crowd of larger pieces! There just are many largre pieces, now, but few this size range for the miniature collector. This is one of the finest smaller quartz crystals I have seen for clarity, sharpness, and completeness (it is a doubly-terminated floater). It is invested with Papagoite, both rich and of the highest color saturation for this material. Overall, just an exquisite specimen that is so much brighter and more colorful than most.Joe Budd Photos